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The Best Ralph Macchio Movies 

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List of the best Ralph Macchio movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ralph Macchio's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ralph Macchio movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ralph Macchio movies will be at the top of the list. Ralph Macchio has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ralph Macchio movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ralph Macchio films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Ralph Macchio role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ralph Macchio performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples of films on this list include The Karate Kid, Part II and Up the Academy.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ralph Macchio movies?" and "What are the greatest Ralph Macchio roles of all time?"

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Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

Released: 1983

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen ...more

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Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

Released: 1984

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal ...more

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Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Tamlyn Tomita

Released: 1986

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid, Part II is a 1986 American martial arts film. A sequel to 1984's The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita reprise their respective roles as young karate student Daniel ...more

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Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce ...more

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Steve Vai, Jami Gertz, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1986

Directed by: Walter Hill

Crossroads is a 1986 musical dramatic feature film inspired by the legend of blues musician Robert Johnson. Starring Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz, the film was written by John Fusco ...more

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Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively

Released: 1989

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid, Part III is a 1989 martial arts film, and the second sequel to the hit motion picture The Karate Kid. The film stars Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki Morita and Robyn Lively. As was the ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte, Laura Dern

Released: 1984

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, and Judd Hirsch, written by W. R. McKinney and directed by Arthur Hiller. The movie was ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Barbara Bach, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1980

Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.

Up the Academy is an American teen comedy film released in 1980, with a plot about the outrageous antics of a group of misfits at a military school.

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Wax on, F*ck Off Molly Ringwald, Ralph Macchio, Michael Lerner

Released: 2010

Directed by: Todd Holland

Wax on, F*ck Off is a 2010 Short Comedy film written Chris Kula and Chad Carter and directed by Todd Holland.
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John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Jamey Sheridan

Released: 1988

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Distant Thunder is a 1988 American drama film directed by Rick Rosenthal and starring John Lithgow and Ralph Macchio.
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Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Christopher Cain

The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary Swank. It is the fourth and final film in the original The Karate Kid series. It was directed by ...more

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Tina Fey, Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio

Released: 2006

Directed by: Frank Sebastiano

Artie Lange's Beer League is a 2006 film written, produced, and starring Artie Lange. It was released in select theaters on September 15, 2006 in the New Jersey, New York, Cleveland, and ...more
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Kaley Cuoco, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ralph Macchio

Released: 2000

Directed by: Richard Friedman

Can't Be Heaven is a 2000 American family comedy film directed by Richard Friedman. The film stars newcomer Bryan Burke and Ralph Macchio. The film was loosely based on the 1968 movie ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 1993

Directed by: Daniel Algrant

Naked in New York is a 1993 romantic comedy film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh, Tony Curtis, Timothy Dalton, and Kathleen Turner, and featuring multiple ...more

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The Last POW? The Bobby ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ralph Macchio Movies
The Last POW? The Bobby Garwood Story Martin Sheen, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1992

Directed by: Georg Stanford Brown

The Last POW? The Bobby Garwood Story is a 1992 war film directed by Georg Stanford Brown.
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The Three Wishes of Bill... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ralph Macchio Movies
The Three Wishes of Billy Grier Laura Dern, Ralph Macchio, Jeffrey Tambor

Released: 1984

Directed by: Corey Blechman

The Three Wishes of Billy Grier is a 1984 made-for-TV feature-length drama, starring Ralph Macchio. It first aired November 1, 1984. While this movie is a fictional work, it is prefaced by a ...more
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William H. Macy, Eric Idle, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1998

Directed by: Dick Sebast

The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue is a 1998 direct-to-video animated film produced by MGM Animation and the sequel to the 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH. In the film, Timothy ...more
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Debbie Harry, Ally Sheedy, Ralph Macchio

Released: 2003

Directed by: Craig Singer

A Good Night to Die is a 2003 action-comedy film written by Robert Dean Klein and directed by Craig Singer.
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Devon Aoki, Ralph Macchio, Jeremy Sisto

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jordan Galland

"Julian (Jake Hoffman) scores his big break when he lands in the director’s seat of an off- Broadway version of Hamlet. The author, Theo (John Ventimiglia), has an ulterior motive for his ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Eric Idle, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1991

Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.

Too Much Sun is a 1990 film directed by Robert Downey Sr.. It was filmed in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California, USA,. Robert Downey, Jr., Eric Idle, Andrea Martin and Allan Arbus star. ...more
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Popcorn Shrimp Master P, Ralph Macchio, Malachy McCourt

Released: 2001

Directed by: Christopher Walken

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The Office Party Jon Stewart, Ralph Macchio, Carol Kane

Released: 2000

Directed by: Chiara Edmands

The Office Party is a 2000 short film written and directed by Chiara Edmands.
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Had Enough Ralph Macchio, Don Jamieson, Frank Drank

Released: 2010

Directed by: Josh Diamond, Jason Diamond

Had Enough is a 2010 Short Action film directed by Jason Diamond and Josh Diamond.
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Elijah Wood, Jena Malone, Ralph Macchio

Released: 2011

Directed by: Josh Diamond, Jason Diamond

I Think Bad Thoughts is a 2011 short action film directed by Jason Diamond and Josh Diamond.